monandrous


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monandrous

1. having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
2. (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
3. (of flowers) having only one stamen

monandrous

[mə′nan·drəs]
(botany)
Having one stamen.
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However, female size did not contribute to the significant increase in fecundity with multiple mating because monandrous and polyandrous females were distributed randomly within each sibling group (Table 1).
I found that polyandrous females did not lay eggs for a longer period than monandrous females.
The fact that some virgin females might have mated with nonvirgin males was not reflected in lower fertility rates in monandrous compared to polyandrous females.
Greater resistance to disease via polyandry is supported by the ease with which promethea moth larvae are raised in captivity compared to larvae of the monandrous tulip tree moth, which more often succumb to viral or bacterial disease under "crowded" conditions (pers.
The cost of mating with a non-virgin male in a monandrous butterfly: experimental evidence from the speckled wood, Pararge aegeria.
In contrast to the monandrous species investigated so far (Karlsson 1994), females of P.
Paternal investment in a monandrous butterfly, Pararge aegeria.
Reductions in female receptivity following mating are associated with male factors transferred during copulation (Raabe 1986; Foster & Ayers 1996), and are temporary for polyandrous species, or permanent for monandrous species (Gadenne et al.
An important assumption in this study is that polyandrous females receive more ejaculate material than do females in monandrous species and that females are able to incorporate male-delivered nutrients into their resource budget.
Although females in all species had a higher proportion of their total resources allocated to abdomen than did males, this sexual difference was most profound in monandrous species and almost gone in heavily polyandrous species (table 1).
Thus, males of polyandrous species invested a higher share of their total resources to reproduction than did males in monandrous species.
If so, in many groups of insects earlier recognized as mainly monandrous, male transfer of nutrients still might be of some importance to female reproductive success.